Tuesday, May 29, 2012

ABC Wednesday
May 30th, 2012

The letter we are considering this week is T

and T might stand for Troubadour

one of a class of medieval lyric poets

who frequented parts of Southern France from about the 11th to the 13th centuries.

They wrote songs and poems of a complex metrical form

chiefly about love and courtliness.

They were very popular with the ladies!

and led a rather transient life.

For more intriguing Ts trip on over to ABC Wednesday, here,
with thanks to Mrs. Nesbitt.


Reader Wil said...

The troubadour must have been a welcome guest during the long dark winters , when people lived in dark cold castles. Thanks for your visit. Have a beautiful day!

Carver said...

Troubadour is a great T word. Good post and I love the illustrations. The peony in your header is gorgeous!

aka Penelope said...

I can well imagine that someone with such talents would be very popular with everyone, including royalty. Music must have been a rare and valued commodity in those days before technology made it accessible to everyone.

Gattina said...

Very interesting post !
ABC team

Joops said...

Very interesting!

T is for ...
Hope to see you.

photowannabe said...

I will bet your's is the most original T word of all of our posts.
Perfect choice and nice pictures.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Troubadours! Now why didn't I (retired music teacher) think of that word? Just perfect, and great photos to illustrate. I think of them a little bit like our present-day buskers.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The second picture is so neat -- the one lady looks like she's swooning -- that must have been some very romantic singing. I guess times really haven't changed too much -- musical idols!

Roger Owen Green said...

sing on!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Dyanna said...

T could also be for "trio"! Liked reading this post.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Ah yes Hildred, they were the sort of chaps mothers warned their daughters about I guess.